Hotel Le Reve, Riviera Maya, Mexico

The morning of Vanessa and Sean’s beach wedding at Le Reve Hotel in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, it started pouring rain, and didn’t stop until the reception. When we met up with Sean that day to photograph him getting ready, we found him at the hotel restaurant working on his laptop. He looked up and announced cheerfully, with a huge smile on his face, “I’m redoing the cocktail hour mix to include songs about rain!”
That attitude set the tone of how the whole day would go. Vanessa and Sean had the biggest smiles on their faces all day, even as their long-planned-for beach wedding got moved to the covered patio.
The reception was an uninhibited, all-out dance party that reminded us a lot of our own wedding. The dancing started right after dinner and didn’t stop until the DJ had to unplug. Mexico tends to bring that out in people.
Fortunately we were able to meet back up with Vanessa and Sean the next day to do portraits on the beach. All in all, it was a completely unforgettable weekend, and we’re so grateful for the opportunity to photograph such a bright, beautiful couple who, instead of getting bummed about the rain, simply made it a part of their celebration.

Authored by: Photographed by: Ben & ErinCategory:  WeddingsDestination:  Riviera Maya, MexicoSetting:  Beach WeddingVenue:  Hotel Le Reve